One of the many highlights of my job is seeing love stories develop before my eyes, and Tayler and Derek have one that sets a new benchmark. High school sweethearts from their freshmen year at Brecksville High, they both attended two different colleges, lived in two major cities to start their careers outside Cleveland, but they eventually returned to their roots of Brecksville to settle for good.

From a spirited engagement session in Berea, to a grand, rustic barn wedding, I went for the trifecta to photograph the expected arrival of their baby daughter. Tayler gleamed the entire time, as we captured a mixture of beautiful, cute, playful to downright silly compositions (see last two pictures). Derek was an incredible sport the entire time, complementing Tayler in every way. Today they are proud parents to such a little blessing! It warms my heart to have been a part of literally some of the biggest days of their lives.